Poker Chips and Classroom Visits
They say that copying is best form of flattery and in this case it is true! Central Office recently copied the good idea of Middle School Principal Colden Golann. Golann keeps a handful of poker chips in his pockets bearing the names of the teachers in his school. These are the teachers he will visit for certain that week even when the busyness of the day interferes. The next week he draws a new handful. WE LOVED THAT IDEA so.... Central Office now has our own set of poker chips. We will each begin the week with no fewer than five chips to be sure we are each getting around to all schools and classrooms.
Why is the Central Office admin prioritizing visits to classrooms this year? Because these visits provide us with direct, firsthand knowledge of the educational experience within the districts. By being present in classrooms, we can assess learning opportunities, offer support to educators, build relationships with school staff, engage with the community, collect qualitative data, and drive continuous improvement efforts. These visits reflect our commitment to our educators and ensure that we stay closely connected to the educational process, ultimately benefiting students and schools. We love getting into classrooms as often as possible- but sometimes the days get away from us. We love our new form of accountability and we look forward to being in classrooms more this year!
- Central Office